Commercial • Residential • Income • Development

Our Agents

Joe Pheffer, Broker Owner

CalBRE # 00763172

Mr. Pheffer began his real estate career in 1979 in Marin County while a student at Golden Gate University; (BA Pre-Legal Studies, 1980). He has successfully transacted in excess of 550 real property transactions since 1986, in some cases representing as many as three generations of a single family.

In April 2010 Mr. Pheffer earned the exclusive CCIM* (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, demonstrating his exceptional knowledge and particular expertise in the commercial disciplines. However, Mr. Pheffer enjoys equal satisfaction from assisting a first time home buyer or a retiree on fixed income as he does working with his seasoned investor clients.

Mr. Pheffer worked for a variety of real estate companies including the Prudential California Realty Affiliates and RE/MAX spanning the first 27 years of his real estate career.  In 2008, Mr. Pheffer became an independent broker. He branded Solid Properties in 2010 to best reflect his core values and Standards of Practice. Our mission is to provide you with the highest level of principled services available.

Susanna Marialani Fee, Esq., Sales Associate

CalBRE # 01910202

Susanna Fee, Esq. obtained her real estate salespersons license during the summer of 2012 and now joins Solid Properties. Susanna’s long list of educational and professional credentials include a BA in Music from Sonoma State University in 1991,  Multi-Subject and Single-Subject Teaching Credentials  from Dominican College in 1992, and most impressively, Susanna graduated Cum Laude from Empire Law School in 2006. She currently still spends time in the public school classroom, teaching math at Windsor High School in Windsor, where she resides with her husband and their two children.
Susanna is a life-long resident of Sonoma County.  She grew up in Sonoma Valley and is particularly knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, schools, and commercial and business areas, as well as many of the micro communities that make up the Valley of the Moon.  Susanna has owned her own homes and invested in real estate for many years here in Sonoma County. Her educational background and hands-on real world experience contribute to her unique package of credentials promise to serve her clients well. We are fortunate to have Susanna join Solid Properties and are excited to know that her clients, as well as Solid Properties, stand to benefit immensely from her talents, knowledge, and abilities.


Gregory Sanoff, Broker Associate

CalBRE # 00759722

Gregory was born and raised in Santa Rosa, attended college out of state and has resided and worked in different locations and fields in both California and other states. His Real Estate Sales license was issued in October 1979. At that time he joined the local MLS (now Bareis), National Association of Realtors®, California Association of Realtors® and the Northbay Association of Realtors®. He is a Realtor® and feels strongly that the Realtor Code of Ethics will always govern his real estate business. In 1985 he received his Real Estate Broker license and opened his own office which gave him the valuable experience of being his own resource, learning where to seek out necessary answers, and a firm foundation in contract reading, understanding and implementation.  When the time came to affiliate with a Real Estate Brokerage he chose Solid Properties. The Broker/Owner, Joe Pheffer, is a long time friend and Gregory considers him to be very knowledgeable and principled and among the top in the business.

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Wayne Ellsworth, Realtor®

CalBRE # 00951770

Solid properties is proud to have Wayne Ellsworth associated with our firm. Wayne and his family moved to Sonoma County in 1988 from the Bay Area where Wayne was previously associated with both Century 21 and Coldwell Banker. The Ellsworth family live on their beautiful farm in the countryside west of Santa Rosa where they take care of their animals including their 2 horses, cats, dogs, and chickens.
Wayne is also a very successful Painting Contractor. His company Oliver Designs Painting keeps Wayne busy with both Commercial and Residential painting projects all over the Bay Area. Wayne's long record of success in both real estate and the Building Trades contributes to his extensive knowledge with all aspects of real property which helps Wayne to locate the "perfect property" with just the right fit for his real estate clients.